Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant and Measha Brueggergosman – 17 ECMA NOMINATIONS

The Outside Music label is excited to announce that 3 of the label’s 2017 releases earned a total of 17 nominations for the upcoming East Coast Music Awards. The Toronto based label has long been affiliated with the vibrant music scene in the Maritimes. “The Maritime region has cultivated some of the most brilliant performers over the years, the music scene is so interwoven within their identity” says Outside’s Managing Director Evan Newman, “we are beyond thrilled for the ECMA to acknowledge the brilliant works from Jenn, Rose, and Measha.

ROSE COUSINS
8 NOMINATIONS 
Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins
Rose Cousins leads the overall ECMA nominations with eight including; Folk Recording of the Year (Natural Conclusion), Solo Recording of the Year (Natural Conclusion), Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year (“Grace”), Album of the Year (Natural Conclusion), Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year, Fans’ Choice Video of the Year (“Chains” directed by Nathan Boone) and Video of the Year for “White Flag”directed by Shehab Ilyas.
Released last year, Natural Conclusion was produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry and garnered a 2018 Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Ryan Freeland, Engineer and Joao Carvalho, Mastering Engineer.
The Guardian says of Rose Cousins’ Natural Conclusion, “…her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm,” while The Washington Post notes that “When Rose Cousins sings she soars and swoops, never to show off but always in service to the song.” No Depression furthers, “Cousins and Henry have created an emotional landscape full of beauty and conquest. It is formidable.”
Rose will be on tour with select dates beginning March 2nd, please see full details below.
JENN GRANT
6 NOMINATIONS
Photo Credit: Mat Dunlap
Jenn Grant, who will begin her west coast tour today is up for 6 ECMAs including;  Pop Recording of the Year (Paradise), Solo Recording of the Year (Paradise), Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year (“Galaxies“), Album of the Year (Paradise), Fans’ Choice Video of the Year (“Galaxies” directed by Adam Goldhammer).
Jenn Grant’s Paradise was recorded by producer and husband, ECMA nominee Daniel Ledwell. Recorded at the secluded studio by their home in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Paradise emerged as an album that sees a new dimension in Grant’s songwriting with new depths of sonic beauty and melodic landscapes, touching upon balladry, R&B and electronic music along the way.
Jenn’s west coast dates are listed below
MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN
3 NOMINATIONS
Photo Credit: Lok NG

Award-winning soprano, Measha Brueggergosman  is nominated for three ECMAs for Gospel Recording of the Year (Songs of Freedom), Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year  and the prestigious, Bucky Adams Memorial Award that recognizes a full length or EP recording in any musical genre by an East Coast African Canadian artist or group.

Songs Of Freedom is the companion piece to the 2015 film of the same name that was nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Awards, which documented Brueggergosman’s own journey and connection to her faith, family history, and spirituals; a story of discovery from her Cameroonian ancestry, escape from American slavery and arrival in Canada.

 

ROSE COUSINS  
 Watch ECMA nominated videos for “Chains” and “White Flag”  
Halifax
NS
The Carleton
January 20, 2018
Ottawa
ON
NAC
March 2, 2018
Morrisburg
ON
St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage
March 3, 2018
Bayfield
ON
Bayfield Old Town Hall
March 7, 2018
London
ON
Aeolian Hall
March 8, 2018
Waterloo
ON
Maxwell’s Concerts and Events
March 9, 2018
Toronto
ON
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
March 10, 2018
Hamilton
ON
Mills Hardware
March 11, 2018
JENN GRANT  
 Watch ECMA nominated video for “Galaxies”   
Calgary
AB
Theatre Junction Grand
January 31, 2018
Canmore
AB
Communitea Cafe
February 1, 2018
Nelson
BC
Spiritbar And The Hume Hotel
February 2, 2018
Vernon
BC
Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
February 3, 2018
Vernon
BC
Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
February 4, 2018
Kamloops
BC
The Blue Grotto
February 6, 2018
Nanaimo
BC
The Queens
February 8, 2018
Courtney
BC
The Avalanche Bar
February 9, 2018
Victoria
BC
Sugar Nightclub
February 10, 2018
Vancouver
BC
Venue
February 11, 2018
Creemore
ON
Avening Community Centre
March 24, 2018